BASF to Cultivate Amflora Potato in Germany and Sweden

BASF Plant Science, the subsidiary of global chemical group BASF, is planning to cultivate the Amflora genetically enhanced potato in Germany and Sweden.

The Amflora potato consists of genetically modified organisms, which are used for industrial starch production and not for food.

BASF will cultivate the GMO potato over two hectares in Germany and 15 hectares in Sweden, most of which will be for producing seeds for cultivation in 2012.

The company has not planned for any cultivation in the Czech Republic, where the potato was grown in 2010.